President Obama Wants The Confederate Flag 'In A Museum'

President Obama Wants The Confederate Flag ‘In A Museum’

There’s been a lot of debate over the Confederate Flag that flies over the South Carolina state capitol, as well as being flown all across the south in places both public and private.

If people want to fly the flag on their own property, well, more power to them, it’s a free country. They will look like racist dirtbags, but they are free to appear that way. However, if the Confederate flag is going to fly above a government state house, or on public land at all — it needs to be taken down. It’s not about “Southern heritage” it’s about the perpetuation of a time when a country split in two over the ability to own black people as property.

 

Quite frankly, the flag is a symbol of hate. There is a reason white supremacist groups use the flag as one of their symbol — because it is a symbol of racism — proud racism, and is used well beyond the borders of the old south to hate groups across the nation.

President Obama, the first African-American President of the United States has his own feelings about the flag. And ever the calm, cool and collected guy that he is, knowing full-well what that racist flag truly means, he simply asks that it be taken down and put in a museum. After all, it is a piece of U.S. history. It is a reminder of the time our nation split in two because some states didn’t like the idea of black people being treated as human.

When asked what the president thought of the flag, White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One:

“The president has said before he believes the Confederate flag belongs in a museum, and that is still his position.”

And that’s where it belongs, alongside all the other historical flags from over the centuries the United States has existed.

If we saw people still flying “God Save The King” flags to support the British Colonies, we would deem then traitorous, and the same should go for the Confederate flag — it represents when part of the United States of America no longer wanted to be united — and should be seen as a symbol of hate and treason.

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